KNOXVILLE, TN (October 25, 2021) – The African American Equity Restoration Task Force will meet this Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 5pm at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave. Members of the public and media are welcome to attend.
The African American Equity Restoration Task Force will study, review, and identify strategic solutions to improve areas of disparity and disenfranchisement in the Black community, work with existing agencies in the community, and develop policy, programs and recommendations that will establish opportunities for generational wealth building in the Black community.
The Task Force is comprised of 12 members representing business, community, financial, education, faith, healthcare, youth and city leaders. Members will serve a three-year term (limited to two consecutive terms) then a one-year break from serving.
ABOUT URBAN RENEWAL: A process where privately owned properties within a designated renewal area are purchased or taken by eminent domain by a municipal redevelopment authority, razed, and assigned to selected developers to devote them to other uses. In Knoxville, privately-owned Black residential and business properties were taken, razed then ‘reassigned’ to white owners and for public domain as roadways and interstate highways. The James White Parkway is one.